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Rutland Foodbank give out 200 Christmas hampers

Christmas hampers produced by Rutland churches being handed out by Rutland Foodbank at All Saints Church, Oakham.  Oakham distribution centre manager Rev Dr Dominic Coad and foodbank volunteer Jane Dixon.
Photo: MSMP111213-024ow

Christmas hampers produced by Rutland churches being handed out by Rutland Foodbank at All Saints Church, Oakham. Oakham distribution centre manager Rev Dr Dominic Coad and foodbank volunteer Jane Dixon. Photo: MSMP111213-024ow

Rutland Foodbank gave out 200 Christmas hampers to people struggling to make ends meet over Christmas.

Packed with mince pies, puddings, ham, festive treats and basics such as pasta sauce, pot meals and chocolate bars, the hampers were sponsored by Uppingham School, Lands End, Oakham, Mars UK, Melton and Boots in Nottingham.

Funding was also provided by £10 per hamper donations from individual sponsors.

Suzanne Johnson, project manager at Rutland Foodbank, said they were given to people “for whom Christmas is a struggle”.

The recipients - referred by social services, known to the foodbank or recommended by local churches - included single people, families and people on low income.

“They are only the people we know about,” Ms Johnson said. “I’m sure there are many more we don’t know of.”

To find out more about Rutland Foodbank e-mail info@rutland.foodbank.org.uk or call 07582 783363.

 

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